Myself and the teacher devised a plan that the virtual link up wouldn’t work, then i would knock the classroom door and enter! The look on the children’s faces was priceless!
From my point of view a ‘real’ time visit to the classroom affords the opportunity to connect to the children and teacher in a different way and explore the work created in more depth as it is located around the school.
Through a more expressive approach to drawing we aimed to capture motion in our chosen forms of moving, which included, walking, cycling, running to name but a few. After some physical exercise in the classroom and studio, we began to trace/interpret movement with our crayons.
In this session we translated a journey from the school taking the directions North, South, East and West. Using a large roll of paper and working in groups drawings were created mapping various distances from the school.
Ways of Seeing – a classic 1972 book and television series by the recently deceased John Berger (Jan 2017) provided a background to our session today. In discussion with the children we considered how we see and observe and how different we see/observe when our sight is channeled or focused.
In my studio and in the classroom we created tubes (emblazoned with symbols that reflect ourselves) then created 5 drawings within circles from various viewpoints.